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The Information Technology industry in India has provided the largest fillip to the country’s economy in the recent past. The computer hardware and software sectors have put India on the world map like no other industry. According to Businessweek, an Indian business magazine, the city of Bangalore in India was ranked the fourth best “Global hub of technological innovation” by the United Nations in 2001. Some of the leaders of this revolution are Sabeer Bhatia, the co-founder of Hotmail, N.R. Narayana Murthy, the chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited and Azim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Technologies.

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Subsidiaries of the Reliance group of industries, founded by Dhirubhai Ambani have made it to the international telecommunication markets, and Reliance Industries Limited also made it to spot 298 on the Forbes Global 2000 list in 2005. The Tata group of industries, founded by Jamshedji Tata, is another multinational bigwig based in India.